Winter is a very special season at Deerfield Academy. The buildings are cloaked with snow and ice. Many students view the snow and January winds as elements to be borne, but Deerfield alpine skiers regard them as harbingers of a great ski season.
The boy and girl skiers travel and practice together at Berkshire East, a family resort 40 minutes west on the Mohawk Trail (Rt. 2). The mountain itself is short and steep–perfect for training slalom and giant slalom. In the past decade our girls and boys squad have captured the league title (MISL) a combined 17 times. In addition to these accomplishments both teams have also won the NEPSAC Alpine Ski Championship for the recent past (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), and hope to defend the title in the years to come.
Deerfield’s ski program can accommodate any level of talent. The course and the competition will challenge even the most talented skiers. For skiers with less experience, we have both a JV and a recreational program. These programs are noted for their instructional value, success, and fun-loving spirit.
Alpine skiing is coached by Marc Dancer.
Alpine Ski Teams Victorious at 2019 Class A NEPSAC Championship; Girls Team Wins Championship & Boys Team Captures Silver Medal
Yesterday, the Deerfield girls varsity alpine ski team won the 2019 Class A New England Prep School Athletic Council championship at Mt. Sunapee in Sunapee, NH. The Big Green won with 29 points; scoring 10 points on the slalom and 19 on giant slalom. St. Paul’s finished in second...
Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to this week’s Athletes of the Week! Boys JV Hockey: Alex Strait ’20 & Garrett Moe ’19 This week the boys JV hockey team would like to nominate two of their key players on the season to be athletes of the week. These players are Alex Strait and...
POSTPONED: Class A Alpine Ski Championships to Thursday, 2/14
The boys and girls varsity alpine ski teams will have to wait another day for the 2019 Class A Alpine Ski Championships at Mount Sunapee. The event, originally scheduled for tomorrow, February 13th, has been postponed 24-hours to Thursday, February 14th due to the impending snow storm. The racing...
Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to this week’s Athletes of the Week! Girls Thirds Basketball: Fernanda Ponce ‘19 Fernanda Ponce ‘19 is, once again, our Athlete of the Week. In addition to developing into a defensive specialist this season, Fernanda’s diligence in practice has resulted in scoring contributions as well. We applaud her...
Skiing Sweeps in Season Opener
On Wednesday, 1/9, the boys and girls varsity skiing teams opened their 2018-2019 Mount Institute Ski League season with gusto! The girls swept the podium, taking home gold, silver and bronze and the boys skier’s earned second, third, and fourth place finishes to help secure overall victories for both...